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. obamacare that is endangering the access of medicare to our seniors. now, this sequestration deal is threatening another 200,000 virginia jobs. in washington, you deserve a strong, independent voice. if i have the honor of serving as your united states senator, i will work hard to build a society where hard work is rewarded and every american has an opportunity to succeed. >> thank you for those opening statements. we want to get to the questions. you will receive 90 seconds to enter each section -- question. we have a lot of great questions from our viewers. we will be weaving that into these questions. neither candidate or campaign has knowledge or access to any of the questions we will ask tonight. this is your last opportunity state-wide to communicate to the voters. as a result, i want to begin with what i think is the campaign narrative and what has become the criticism for both of you. governor kaine, we will begin with you. you will be president obama's senator kerry you heard it just now. you are friends with the president. you were the chair of the party at his request.
, you're most likely going to have the receptionist come back and say, we're not taking anymore medicare patients. the president is cutting medicare to pay for obamacare. for people in your 40s and 50s, these are supposed to be your high earning years. does it feel like that right now? there are just too many people having a hard time making ends meet. as a matter of fact, the median income in america has dropped by $4,300 over the last four years. so now you're earning $4300 a year less than you were four years ago. and gasoline prices, they've gone up $2,000 per family. health insurance costs, they've gone up $2,500 a family. middle-income people in america have really been squeezed. so people recognize this is an election that will make a real difference. the president's proposal in a setting like this is to continue on the same road. he has the campaign slogan, which is forward. i saw the signs out front. forward. i think forewarned is a better word. [ cheers and applause ] i mean, do you want four more years like the last four years? do you want four more years where 23 million amer
to put that money back into medicare. we cannot afford that. i would be proud to carry the legislation as i was proud to carry the legislation to fund obamacare, i would be proud to support legislation to repeal obamacare. >> speaking about president obama, and i will have to ask the question differently. where has the president failed montana, and how would you fix it? >> i think he failed montana in health care. he added to a system that has already failed. i think the stimulus has already failed. our solution was not to pump money into a onetime expenditure. we want to try to expand payroll taxes. that would put money in the hands of small businesses. i would suggest the new regulations coming out are destroying jobs in billings, montana, costing over $10 million every year from our economy. but i do not understand why you would have an energy tax that is hurting our oil, coal, and gas industries on montana that we rely upon. >> the you feel president obama has implemented policies that hurt montana? >> i feel the race to the top is not a good policy for education for one candidate.
in the 1930's. what was the life expectancy in the 1930's? probably 63 or 64. >> 61. >> medicare was passed in 1960. what was the life expectancy then? probably 65. today, it is at 85. these programs were never meant to last 20 years. of course we are going to change them, and we will change them in a balanced way will remove the cap so people like me do not have our social security stops at $110,000. but we will also have to change some of the structure. some singers may not be happy about that, but if someone talked to them in a reasonable, goldway, they will accept it. >> i went out and talked to the villages -- in a reasonable the adult way, they will accept it. >> i went out and talk to the villages in florida. groups of seniors, i would walk through it in detail. at the end of the conversation i would ask how many oppose what i knew in. i did not get a single hand. -- would oppose what i am doing. i did not get a single hand. there is more that we have to do. but there are some very low hanging fruit out there that we can take care of. a one of them is the issue of eligibility. you tr
-span2. >> i regard medicare is not just a program but a promise. with my grandparents, i got to see how medicare works at a very young age. they paid in throughout their working life. we have to strengthen and extend its solvency, but i would note that tommy thompson supports a program to replace traditional medicare with a voucher. some people look to the private health insurance world with a piece of paper that does not keep up with costs -- tough luck. it is out of your own pockets. shifting costs to sailors us with a sweetheart deal with the drug company. >> medicare, ladies and gentlemen, is going to go bankrupt in the year 2024. i do not want medicare to go bankrupt. i want to fix medicare, but i want to make sure that seniors in america are protected. all of those ~ over the age of 50 by the year 2000 -- under the age of 50 a year 2000 will have a choice. i have never supported a voucher. what i support is a program that gives a choice to those 50 or under -- to a still want to be with medicare or do i want the federal health employee benefits that all the people in congress -- t
america back into the future business because it protects social security, medicare and makes america competitive internationally. so i think president clinton is a ranl guy and thought it was a great budget number one. number two i've worked with republicans. we should try to work together. i've worked on the fight to end the war in afghanistan. but the reality is there are big differences between democrats and republicans in washington. mr. doherty is a republican he's committed to more tax breaks for mill nares to repealing obama care and starteding the process all over again whofment are committed to subsidies for big oil and ending the guarantee of medicare. when you put them in power you make the chances of their agenda more of a reality. it matters a lot who we send there. the president put forth the american jobs act. . the president of the united states. he never got a hearing or a vote because the house decide he wasn't going to get one. i'm proud of rhode island values, protecting medicare, social security, rebuilding, making sure we get people back to work. protecting pell
's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help cover some of the expenses medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to find out more, request your free decision guide. call or go online today. after all, when you're going the distance, it's nice to have the experience and commitment to go along with you. keep dreaming. keep doing. go long. >> shannon: some unbelievable images from nasa to show you how nasty hurricangetting. this satellite image shows the massive sides of the storm. video from the international space station on friday gave us another amazing view of the hurricane. right now, hurricane-force wins extend 175 miles out from the center. that massive storm could cause major issues in the east coast as it slowly moves towards land. rick has the latest on the hurricane sandy path. hi, rick. >> reporter: tropical storm-force winds extend 525 miles. when you get that much of an area with that strong of wi
all other networks combined. [ male announcer ] it's time for medicare open enrollment. are you ready? time to compare plans and see what's new. you don't have to make changes, but it's good to look. maybe you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. ♪ medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ >> gretchen: 17 minutes after the top of the hour. president obama touting the latest employment numbers while mitt romney says it isn't good enough. >> today our businesses have created 5.5 million new jobs and today we learned companies have hired more workers in october than at any time in the last 8 months. [cheers] >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2%. today we learned it's 7.9%. that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> gretchen: with jobs still at a stand still 171,000 still created but 170,000 still lost. what does it mean for the real unemployment figures.
overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >> there is a proposal before the city council that would find some businesses for leaving their doors open while running the air-conditioning. the goal is to encourage conservation. office buildings and retail stores could be fined $100 for the first offense and up to $800 for repeat offenses. restaurants, hotels, and small businesses would be exempt. >> you do have to open the door to walk in. a basic requirement. >> that is exempt. >> it will be awhile before we need to worry about air- conditioning around here. it is chilly out there. the cool air will hang around for awhile. some folks might see a snow flurries. we saw sunshine early but that disappeared. a cloudy day through thate day. this is 53, 10 degrees below average. chilly temperatures continue. this is moving west to southeast. a disturbance will come through.
care -- 1.2 million medicare recipients here in virginia now have eight additional years on medicare with extended medicare for another eight years. a healthy system. 63,000 young virginians have access to health care up to the age of 26. seniors now have access to preventive health care services, which is far cheaper treating it up front and an emergency room. we extended what governor romney did in massachusetts and did it nationwide and virginians have experienced improved health care and access because of that. education -- the president has been working on higher education higherpell grant access. -- higher education, grant access. a young woman told me i am not a democrat or republican, but i am supporting president obama because i am attending a local community college on a pell grant and president obama who doubled the size of pell grants so all of americans have access to higher education. if you look at the unemployment rate, if you have a bachelor's degree, 4%, associate's degree, about 6%. but if all you have is a high- school diploma, it is double digits. the president u
yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> we are following breaking news in waldorf, maryland. a man and woman were shot while walking on a path behind westlake high school. one of them has died and tonight the shooter is still on the run. fox 5's audrey barnes on live on the scene. what happened? >> reporter: i'm at the entrance to that footpath on hampshire circle at gopher court. behind me is where police blocked off the entrance. a couple in their 40s were out walking their dog about 7:15 tonight when they encountered a lone gunman who unloaded his handgun shooting the couple multiple times and as you said, the woman in their 40s has died. police are still -- her 40s has died. police are still on the scene. i want to bring in diane richardson from the charles county sheriff's office to give us more information. at this point do you have any idea what the motive was behind the shooting? >> no. first this is highly unus
announcer ] it's time for medicare open enrollment. are you ready? time to compare plans and see what's new. you don't have to make changes, but it's good to look. maybe you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. ♪ medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ we put our name on it. in our jcp shop you'll find well-made clothes that stand on their own and mix with your favorites. ♪ get it on ♪ bang the gong ♪ get it on we're big fans of izod, a classic since 1922. and still every guy's go-to for no-fuss style. jcp and izod make it easy, always at a great deal. ♪ >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning. it is 7:56. . am cynnÉ simpson investigators want to find out in thearked a fire d.c. ast the flames broke out late last night. is a warehouse. conditions there got so bad that firefighters had to building.he the reports of any injuries. investigators have launched a manhunt for a virginia man who of piped for a series bomb attacks. pu
shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> violence erupted in tunisia overnight when protesters attacked a police station. one of the protesters was killed and three officers injured. the hardline islamist group was protested the arrest of a man that was accused of attacking a police chief with a knife. the government has pledged a crackdown on violence since the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya last month. >>> president obama put his campaign on hold today to tour areas of the new jersey coast ravaged by hurricane sandy. but the race to the white house rolls on. >> right now, republican candidate mitt romney is courting voters in florida. steve handlesman with our report now. >> reporter: president obama set out to survey hurricane damage in new jersey, six days before the election, still no campaign. mitt romney campaigned in tampa, sympathizing wit
plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> you're watching news 4 today. >>> this morning, our wednesday's child has really had to move around more than most folks do in a life tomb. she's moved around from one unwilling caretaker to another since she was 5 years old. now at 17, ramad axa needs the e and commitment of a family more than ever. here's barbara harrison. ♪ every now and then i >> 17-year-old ramada just wants the love of a family, a mom, a dad, something that eluded her for most of her life. >> ramata was born in nigeria. her mother brought her to usa when she was 5 years old and return back to nigeria and left her with family members. and just never really had a stable placement. >> she loves to sing and was excited to have a special lesson here at the international school of music, with voice teacher megan mccall and guitarist casey smith. what do you think you'd l
millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> take a look at this. this is one way you could try to cross a border. the problem is, it didn't work for these folks. two men trying to enter the u.s. illegally got stuck on the fence. as you can see, the makeshift ramp they made did not work. the two men inside fled back into mexico with everything in the car. when border patrol agents approached. >> i guess they didn't get the car down. >> now, this is halloween. in light of sandy, many communities have had to change their plans. activities like trick or treating have been postponed or canceled. we have a list of those as well as a way to announce neighborhoods changes at www.nbcwashington.com. there are, though, plenty of festivities going on as planned. police expect the usual heavy flow of pedestrian traffic through georgetown. there are a number of traffic restrictions. tonight, many busy georgetown stree
medicare recipients here in virginia now have eight additional years on medicare with extended medicare for another eight years. a healthy system. 63,000 young virginians have access to health care up to the age of 26. seniors now have access to preventive health care services, which is far cheaper treating it up front and an emergency room. we extended what governor romney did in massachusetts and did it nationwide and virginians have experienced improved health care and access because of that. education -- the president has been working on higher education higherpell grant access. -- higher education, grant access. a young woman told me i am not a democrat or republican, but i am supporting president obama because i am attending a local community college on a pell grant and president obama who doubled the size of pell grants so all of americans have access to higher education. if you look at the unemployment rate, if you have a bachelor's degree, 4%, associate's degree, about 6%. but if all you have is a high- school diploma, it is double digits. the president understands it. he is in
jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. >>> biggest concern for a whole lot of us in the storm, the power going out. tens of thousands of us are already in the dark because of hurricane sandy. news4's jackie bensen is along georgetown pike in mclean, virginia, where crews were out working on the lines. hi, jackie. >> reporter: hello, doreen. you know, the folks in this neighborhood, take a look at this sign over to my left, they have power. the reason they have power is the hard work that we witnessed a short time earlier. i think we have pictures to show you of the dominion power crews out here just as it was getting dark, after a tree was removed that had fa
medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired... i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a
'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> welcome back to our live team coverage now of hurricane sandy. one of the biggest threats from this storm is the strong wind. which has taken down trees all over the place. the winds are gusting and they're expected to pick up in the d.c. area into this evening. >> news4's jackie bensen is live in mclean, virginia, where another tree fell on the house while the family was inside. are they okay there, jackie? >> reporter: they are okay. but it fell during a play date. so the homeowners had a bunch of kids in the house. always a disturbing experience. luckily, we have video to show you, their neighbors came to the rescue, and actually with no heavy equipment except somebody hooked up a pickup truck they managed to pull the tree off the house. they did have the slate shingles and stuff like that damaged, but they say there's very little water coming inside, that's a good thing. we talked to the homeowner
, simply. keurig. [ male announcer ] it's time for medicare open enrollment. are you ready? time to compare plans and see what's new. you don't have to make changes, but it's good to look. maybe you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. ♪ medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ >>> 7:56 is your time now on this wednesday, october 31st, 20126789 good morning. i'm eun yang. a nasty morning on the beltway as thousands head back to work after sandy. danella sealock, good morning. >> good morning. the delays are 11 miles. the accident, as you approach new hampshire avenue, the left shoulder lane will get you by. look at the delays at 50. they start around landover road. it is a tough, tough mess this morning. back to you. >> thanks so much. we are going take a quick break. weather is up next. [ earnest ] out of the blue one day, we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowing what it was for. just days later, al
party...an ideologuet: who is part of the problem in congress." bartlett calls medicare unconstitutional. and even wants to completely abolish student loans for college. no wonder bill clinton and the washington post both endorse john delaney for his deep understanding of job creation. he'll be "an unusually effective congressman." delaney: it's not about politics. it's about doing what's right to help the middle class. i'm john delaney, and i approve this message. >>> it's 6:15 right now. if you see snowplows around the stadium this morning don't panic. the district is holding a dry run to make sure crews are ready for winter weather. about 700 plow drivers will hit their regular routes while the rest of the snow team will make sure they're up to date on what needs to be done the next time it snows. >> a live look outside, you can see the washington monument off in the distance there. it's friday. so it's all good. yeah, we don't need any of that winter weather right now. >> i feel like we're going to get it soon. i don't know why. >> because you know what? because it felt wintery yesterday. >> maybe t
, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> we're tracking sandy for you tonight, and an update on the breaking nez when he at the top of the broadcast. mandatory coastal evacuations ordered in communities of kent, new castle and sussex counties. those evacuations are scheduled to start tonight tat 8:00 and continue throughout the next 24 hours. erika gonzalez is in rehoboth beach where some residents are already getting ready for the storm. >> reporter: like a marksman zeroing in on a target. sandy pushes closer to the east coast. businesses boarding up as the forecast grows dire. on ocean city, maryland's boardwalk, jimmy mill hear done this before. >> you have to get ready. you have to be ready for anything. you know? you're here. your store, 100 feet away from the ocean. >> reporter: hardware stores are running low on the go-to items. >> through two truckloads of generators. just got a truckload of batteries which
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,000. four: energy prices will continue to go up. and five: $716 billion in medicare cuts that hurt current seniors. five reasons we can't afford four more years of barack obama. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> this is the xfinity sports desk brut to yought to you by x. >> final tune up tonight before the season begins for the griz. >> i will say probably should just bypass the east coast. straight to san antonio for their opening game, don't you sni right, if they're smart. washington wizards open up the new year on tuesday. who is going to be the starting five? we still don't know. we have a better idea after watching tonight's preseason finale. i going for the third win in a row. did you hear about this? splashing it in. 11 of the first 13 wizards poin points. wiz up 3 at the half. to crawford, he jams it home. wizards take a one-point lead. but too much spurs down the stretch. steven jackson knocks the ball from chris singleton. going the other way. jackson on the other end. he wi he will fin wish authority. he was held scoreless. 0 for 6 from the field. lucky, this one
tax cuts expire as they were intended to expire. fix medicare so we can negotiate over the price of prescription drugs and take away the tax subsidies. if you do those two things, now you don't need to find a trillion dollars of cuts. you need to find $235 billion of targeted savings over 10 years and everyone says we can do that. the secretary says we can find savings but don't give us a number that's too ugly or make us save on the wrong things rather than the right things. i put a specific plan on the table. each of these elements are compromises. now is the time for compromise and specifics. not just shaking your fist and saying these cuts will be bad. let's solve them. >> it's well documented that you and george allen are friends. >> it's a small club. the governors of virginia , there's only 9 of us. and i know george and susan, his children and he knows ann and my kids. we are very different in our political philosophies. but personally we've gotten along fine. >> what do you like about him? >> one thing i like about george is a lot of people treat campaigning as if they a
cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> in northwest d.c., as in much of our area, the big concern seems to be the toppled trees out there, look at that. the rain soaked ground is unstable forcing many of them to come crashing down, roots and all. megan mcgrath is live in northwest with a look at how some neighborhoods are dealing with this. folks out there right now trying to get rid of some of those trees, i hope. >> reporter: have not seen a whole lot of action, actually, to be honest with you. more curiousty. folks have been coming out and taking a look at some of the trees that came tumbling down. we are on cathedral avenue. this large tree appears to have uprooted this tree. it came snapping down parallel to the houses here. it didn't cause major damage. a close call to folks. in northwest washington, we had a number of large trees come down. there's a lot of clean up to be don
, including medicare. find your co-pay at myflexpen.com. >>> lights off. over 8 million households still without power this afternoon stretching in north carolina to maine all the way west to michigan. utility companies are working around the clock to get it back up and running. according to local elected of h officials it could be weeks, not days, before full power is restored to everyone. >> during hurricane irene restoration took eight days. for hurricane sandy the full restoration may, in fact, take longer. >> to give you a sense of the impact, check out this comparison of what the normal manhattan skyline liked light lack night. how to do it tom cune, the president of the institute. one of the most jarring images is video that made the rounds online about power stations at 14th streit and fdr highway exploding and lighting up the sky in this explosion. all of the lights around it going out. i like at that. i used to live icouple of blocks from there. i know power is still out in my neighborhood. i say that means we're kind of screws for a long time here. is that what that picture s
...an ideologue who is part of the problem in congress." bartlett calls medicare unconstitutional. and even wants to completely abolish student loans for college. no wonder bill clinton and the washington post both endorse john delaney for his deep understanding of job creation. he'll be "an unusually effective congressman." delaney: it's not about politics. it's about doing what's right to help the middle class. i'm john delaney, and i approve this message. colin powell: yes. when he took over we were in onone of the... worst recessions we had seen in recent times... close to a depression. and i saw, over the next several years, stabilization... come back in the financial community. housing is starting to pick up. the president saved the auto industry. and the actions he's taken with respect to... protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. and so, i think we ought to keep on the track that we are on. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> welcome back. new this morning, in the district, d.c. mayor vincent gray is announcing changes to fines from speed
about government covering their health-care costs. i am on medicare now, certainly the government takes my. when i was working, you have no idea how many times, because i was the person who put the insurance payments into the computer when i came to the hospital, and you have no idea how the insurance companies to turn down a thing this. host: even though they make their comments known about the presidential race, we are focusing on cost and said races in your state. a couple of stories, at this one out of new york when it comes to hurricane sandy, federal money do not up to states and hurricane aftermath, the first trickle of federal funds start to go out. 29 million to rebuild highways. $30 million to hire temporary workers to help with the cleanup. it is certainly to the multibillion dollar bill for the government. the federal office has 7.5 billion to spend. an additional 5 billion could be made available withinan offsets required in other government programs. that is in the new york times. when it comes to how the money is concerned, this out of the new york post. the state labor d
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